David Thorne

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Thoughts on How to Be the Church in An Age of Terror

Like me, you hope and pray that tragedies like the one we just witnessed in Orlando will stop and go away…forever.You wish you could wake up in a …

7 Healthy Ways To Resolve Conflict at Church or Work

So you’re dealing with a conflict and you’re feeling some tension with someone you work with or someone you serve with at church.<p>Join the club.<p>But …

There's No Such Thing as a "FAILED" Church Plant

<b>Not My Jeans</b><p>I was shopping with my wife a few months ago and as I passed through the men’s section I noticed my choice of jean style was “skinny” or …

The 4 Most Powerful Letters in a Parent's Vocabulary

<b>Words Matter</b><p><b>There is no question word’s matter.</b> The Bible even says that reckless words can pierce like a sword” (Prov. 12:18) and have the power of …

The Weird Dreams We Have: David and the Angry Terrier

<b>Weird Dreams:</b><p><b>I have this weird dream I’d like to confess.</b> I love dogs and after having to give away our dog a few years ago, I’d eventually love to …

Millennials and the Church: the Good, the Challenging and the Ugly

I read a fascinating article about Millennials and the church from the Washington Post a few weeks ago. The author commented how they’re leaving the …

There's No Such Thing as the Perfect Day

<b>My plans were perfectly laid.</b> I would wake up, get the kids off to school, then enjoy a perfectly organized day of studying my brains out and …

How Would Jesus Vote?

<b>I would not consider myself into politics.</b> As a pastor for the last 7 years, I try to avoid the topic like an elevator full of adults where someone …

Attending Church for the First Time Can Be Scary

<b>The First Day</b><p>Remember your first day at the new school growing up- what it was like knowing <b>no one</b>? Remember being dropped off at camp, as you …

The Most Important Question a Leader Asks

I recently began a management and leadership degree and realized something very important about leading others. I’m working on two classes and both …

Why People with Small Children Don't Write Devotionals

<b>The First Step…</b><p><i>I admit my life can be a little crazy</i>. It includes 3 young kids, coaching two soccer teams, my wife and I leading two separate groups, …

How to Have Hard Conversations #'s 2 & 3

<b>No Fun</b><p><b>No one looks forward to having difficult conversations.</b> I don’t believe I’ve ever heard someone say, “I can’t wait to tell my friend how upset …

How to Have Hard Conversations

<b>It’s happens to everyone.</b> Your friend is always late. You know your co-worker or friend is mad at you. Your spouse never remembers to pick up their …

Dear Church, Here’s Why People Are Really Leaving the Church

Want to know why people are really leaving the church? Being on the other side of the Exodus stinks, don’t it?<p>I see the panic on your face, Church.<p>I …

5 Things I Used to Believe about Small Group Ministry

Don’t hate me, but there are at least 5 things I used to believe about small group ministry…that I no longer believe are true. Actually, I no longer …

How Wins Build Momentum

If you lead a team, of any sort, winning is important! Last week we talked about how to determine what it looks like for your team to win. Now, let’s …

Is Your Team Winning?

<b>Winning?</b><p><b>I admit it, I like to win.</b> My wife makes fun of me for turning everything into a competition. A few of the bigger fights we’ve had in our …

I Believe in Leaders Who...

<b>Last week I was meeting with a group of 15 leaders from Velocity and I asked them to finish the sentence, “I believe in leaders who…” I thought I’d</b> …

3 Things the Church Can Learn from the World's Best Chefs

<b>The church can learn a lot from the best restaurants in America.</b> Over the past few weeks I’ve been watching <i>Chef’s Table</i> on Netflix and been amazed. …

How to Discover Your Story

When I was in grad school one of my classes had us do this exercise. I found it so helpful and insightful that I thought I’d share.<p>First take a piece …

Don't Try Too Hard to Start a Church. Do This Instead. - V3 Church Planting Movement

So You Want to Start a Church?<p>First the hard part:<p>According to one survey, only 68% the church plants make it to four years.*<p>I’ve planted a church …

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Why Don't Christians Wear Their 'Sunday Best' to Church Anymore?

If you're headed out the door this morning in a suit or a chic outfit, and if you're under the age of 92, I can say with absolute certainly, that it is not Sunday and that you're not going to church.<p>You might be headed for a job interview, a seminar or a meeting with the boss. You could be off to …

4 Steps to Using Your Past for God

The R.E.M. song is true- everybody hurts. Everyone has a story of some storm they’ve been through in life. I’m on a team teaching a class right now …

7 Unbiblical Statements Christians Believe

The common misconceptions about what the Bible actually says.We don’t often stop to consider the magnitude of what the Bible represents. It is …

Personality Matters in Leading Your Team

Blindspots<p>A few weeks ago I wrote a post about 4 quadrants of our life representing our public persona, secrets, blindspots, and potential. You can …

What to Do Before Your Church Starts Using Social Media

Social Media<p>Should churches utilize social media for the mission of carrying the gospel to the ends of the earth? Yes!<p>But after a decade or so of …

The Most Important Thing I Learned from a Life-Sized Singing Songbook

<b>A Singing Songbook</b><p>Memories are a funny thing. Growing up there were probably toys you played with or shows you watched you <i>thought</i> were the coolest. …

How Blind Spots and Boogers Can Better Your Leadership

<b>That Song</b><p><b>Have you ever heard a song on the radio and then had that song stuck in your head the rest of the day?!</b> You can’t shake it, and without …

The Church Is Not Post-Racial

Recent events show that Christian millennials may not be as racially aware as they thought.It is no longer possible for millennials to pretend that …